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StateWide Assistive Technology, 
Augmentative and Alternative Communication

The Colorado Department of Education’s school-based SWAAAC teams provide multidisciplinary Assistive Technology services to provide students with disabilities equal access to the curriculum and full participation in their education and classroom. There are over 60 participating school districts and 500 SWAAAC team members across the state of Colorado.



SWAAAC Summer Symposium 2018 Call for Presentations

The call for presentations for the 2018 SWAAAC Summer Symposium is now open! Submissions will be accepted until January 29, 2018. All selected presenters recieve waived registration fees! Submit your presentation today!

Student's Use of Google Tools Resource

Douglas County SWAAAC team member, Julie Antol OTR, shared this assessment resource, Student's Use of Google Tools, during the September web conference. It collects data on a student's level of independence using basic tools and functions such as logging in, email, and navigating and creating folders. Julie uses this form to communicate with local IEP teams when a student transitions to a new classroom

Upcoming Events

Weekly Office Hours with Jim Sandstrum

Got a question? Need help? Want someone just to chat with about AT? Visit Jim Sandstrum during his weekly office hours, every Thursday beginning September 21st from 3:00-4:00 pm on Zoom.

The SWAAAC Loan Library contains over 1200 assistive technology devices and resources. Search the catalogue for switches, mounts, AAC devices, adapted curricula, executive function supports, and SO MUCH MORE. Low-tech to high-tech, you are sure to find what you need. If we don’t have it, let us know and we’ll consider adding your requests. Visit the online library to see what's new, learn something new, and be inspired!

Mark your calendar for upcoming meetings, web conferences, and training events!

Save the Date for the SWAAAC Summer Symposium!
Date: Monday June 11 - Tuesday June 12, 2018
Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: The Conference Center at Adams 12, Thornton, CO


The Colorado Initiative for Model Practices in Augmentative and Alternative Communication and Technologies (IMPAACT). Explore our videos, pictures, and resources that reflect best practices in Augmentative Alternative Communication.

Resources for parents about assistive technology, accommodations, and more.






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